Subfactions are frequently encountered in various scenarios. The following are some of the few that can be expected:
They do not progress the same as the Romans.
This is a city-state which is is considered as Gallo-Etrurian.
CtW info: Rogue Numidians cover a good number of African territories. The Carthaginians also have rogue colonies throughout Spain and the Tyrrhenian and Libya
Primarily based on the Numidians although their architecture is closer to Saba.
They are based off Carthage , but use a different set of mercenaries, most notably:
Lybim and Afrikanim units are absent; the Peasant Dwelling units all having been replaced with Seleucid or Arab ones. The leader for Rise of the Barbarians is John Hyrcanus; while Hyrcanus is the Judaean leader in Imperivm Invictvm.
As expected, the Celts have spread almost all over Europe, and are either based off the Arverni, Celtiberians or Britons depending on their location. In most scenarios, each territory invaded is occupied by up to 8 tribes, each ruling over the cities which they were associated with.
CtW info: The Britons cover all of Britain as well as some northern parts of Europe, such as the Gallic coast where they form the Belgic tribes of Britain and the Low Countries. The Arverni on the other hand are used to represent the various Celtic tribes of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. If there is a mixed-race area, the Celtic factions will take over whatever towns are controlled by Celtic peoples.
Some factions like the Batavii, Boii and Nervii tend to be somewhat Germanicised.
- Belgae - Based off Britons, one of the factions of Rise of the Barbarians.
CtW info: Celtiberians cover most of the Iberian Peninsula, but the Lusitanians can be used to represent the various Balkan, East African and German sub-factions. If a Balkan or Germanic faction invades areas where they are present and fighting against others, they will be assimilated into the invading faction. It's not likely that the Lusitani will be able to attack a region as far away as Ethiopia so soon. Like most barbaric factions they tend to use their tribe name as the names of their leaders.
A useful guide on Celto-Germanic tribes ...
.... but people mention that in eastern Europe, Thracian, German and Celt heavily intermixed.
These factions are primarily Getic in nature but some can host Greek or Italian units.
Based of Getics.
Based off Epirotes, but have a unique tech tree.
Weaker Achaean League with units from the Epirotes.
Getic, with Celtic mercenaries.
Getic with Greek units
Getic with Greek units
Celtic, with some Getic units.
They are a mix of Italic and Getic units. For instance,
Hellenic and Hellenistic factions are known for being single-city entities. Usually the cities that they live in are heavily fortified with towers and also are very well-developed. A few of them such as Emporion and Salona often have a mix of Greek and native units.
Shares units with the Lusitanians, but is based off Chremonideans
Is based off Bactrians.
Is associated with the Pergamenes , but shares units with the Arverni.
The Aetolians are associated with the Achaean League.
Shares the same abilities as Bosporans - but is based off Getic faction.
Is based off Pergamenes.
In areas with mixed-race populations such as Gresoallra, Illyria or Lacetania, the Bactrians are tricked out as the Greek city-states. If attacked by Greek factions, the cities are converted to their side.
Although clearly Numidian in appearance, it has elite Greek units.
Iranians tend to be divided into different city-states based on the territories they control. While some like the Armenians and Parthians host eastern-style architecture, others such as the Sarmatians are purely nomadic.Many factions in the eastern part of the CtW map tend to be Graeco-Iranian.
Although somewhat similar to the Sarmatians, they also recruit Greek-style units, such as Hoplitai.
CtW Info: We may use them to represent African tribes, which may be pitted against one or more other factions. So if you invade an area such as, say, Damot, expect some cities to be assimilated into your control.
North Arabian (Nabataean)Edit
The Qidri are thought to have ruled in the north of present-day Saudi Arabia, and their capital is possibly Dumat (Adummatu).
South Arabian (Sabaean)Edit
This faction shares some units with the Parthians.
Gerrha is known for hosting Greek-style units. For instance it does not recruit normal Arab levies, but instead has the five Greek units associated with the Greek roster.
While not exactly "Sabaean", these factions are mostly aligned with Sabaea, but use some units from the Numidians.
Most of these factions are all based off Numidia, yet may use different units, ie the Gaetuli, Garamantes and so forth. Lybim-type units are commonly associated with them.